5 days in Martha's Vineyard, Bristol & Nantucket Itinerary

5 days in Martha's Vineyard, Bristol & Nantucket Itinerary

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Oak Bluffs
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Bristol
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Nantucket
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Oak Bluffs

— 1 night
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Morning Glory Farm, then don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, and then stop by Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Trinity Park Tabernacle, then enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katama Beach/ South Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oak Bluffs trip builder site.

Miami to Oak Bluffs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Miami in July, things will get a bit cooler in Oak Bluffs: highs are around 79°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bristol

— 1 night
Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Lizzie Borden House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Colt State Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bristol day trip site.

Traveling by car from Oak Bluffs to Bristol takes 2.5 hours. In July in Bristol, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nantucket

— 2 nights
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, then stroll through Jetties Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nobadeer. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and then sample the fine beverages at Cisco Brewers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantucket trip maker.

You can drive from Bristol to Nantucket in 4 hours. While traveling from Bristol, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nantucket, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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